Friday, October 05, 2012
the diet of worms, part 2
I've written about worms here before, but none of em were big bolshy muscular dudes like this guy.
This is a new species of acorn worm, Yoda Purpurata, or Purple Yoda, named for the Star Wars character because he has pudgy, floppy lips, as does this worm, newly discovered down at the bottom of the deep blue sea, with Spongebob Squarepants and the rest of the crew.
It's hard to judge size in this picture, but in a gallery showing different kinds of them, some of these acorn worms look pretty big. If you run through that gallery, be sure to check out number 7, a beautiful and disturbing thing!
I'm still wondering why they're called "acorn worms." I don't imagine they're ever found infesting acorns.